After releasing a series of teaser videos that are sure as hell peaking the interest of fervently awaiting fans, Hebe has announced the release of her third album "Routine" on the 7th of August.
The album will be released in cohesion with musical "Lullaby".
To raise awareness for the album, H.I.M are holding a little contest. if you are able to guess the names of five songs from Hebe's album which are hinted towards in the video, you may receive a prize specially picked for you from Hebe!
Can you guess them? Video's down below, so quick, come and try your luck!
No , the title isn't a nod to another scandalous thing that a celebrity's done; the only scandal here is Tao not releasing an album for 8 years! The acclaimed and popular television host and singer has just released her new album <Really>(真的假的) and has the backing of several of the most talented artists in the industry, such as Aboriginal powerhouse A-Mei, songstress Tanya Chua , the Beautiful Ms Jolin Tsai , Jay Chou and S.H.E among others.
But this is proving to be the mother of comeback albums, featuring a duet with Khalil Fong himself,<是爱>(It's love) who is known for his selectiveness in performing duets with female singers.
She's also released two other singles , <I don't approve>（我不祝福) and the Title track for her album <真的假的>(really) which are definitely worth checking out. Welcome back Matilda!
Hebe, one third of the most popular girl group of the decade S.H.E has done something that many others have failed in doing: progressed from a career as a band member into a soloist. And even more surprisingly being able to juggle both of these careers at once! Juggling the S.H.E 4ever concerts while working on her highly-anticipated third album is no feat, let me tell you. It takes a lot of courage and effort, and someone really special to pull this sort of trick off, and Hebe is just that person.
Known to be a person of few words especially in the public eye, she doesn’t promote herself or her love for music by voicing her opinions; but I can certainly hear her love for music in every note she sings. I am extremely impressed with how she handles both the persona of a group member and a solo artist with ease and versatility, flowing between the two dynamics as easily as a fish in water. To me, it shows that Hebe has truly found her own niche in the music industry, both as a group player while being able to shine on her own as well.
Her first solo album, <To Hebe>may have been a shock to fans , especially in terms of her whole new image and the genre of the songs that she chose, but to me, I was extremely happy and felt that I could finally see a side of Hebe which I knew was always there, but just a little more hidden. Her unique taste in music is reflected in her solo works, and establishing herself as a solo artist , albeit as an artist within the INDEPENDENT genre , working with people who knew how to write beautiful lyrics and melodies not just about love and romance, but about the larger things in life and being able to pull it off as well as she has; is no easy feat. She certainly pulls away from the pack in establishing herself with this kind of dual personality while at the same time being able to reflect who she truly is on the whole through her movement between these two selves. In my (relatively) extensive knowledge of Chinese music I have never seen anyone who has made this transition as flawlessly as Hebe , and as the Dark Horse she is, I am sure she will continue to prove herself continuously both the fans and to the public alike.
Image taken from 24/7 kpop
After looking through a few of the lyrics for S.H.E's latest album, I find that
it really is an extremely well put together album. The concept is beautiful,
understated but amazing and is a kind of transition for them into womanhood ,
and I really love how they've moved past all the sad love songs that other
artists well into their thirties are still cranking out and giving out a very
warm and comforting message to their fans and listeners worldwide. They offer
something very different to other singers of their generation ; Jolin tsai with
her catchy dance songs and Impressive moves , wang
leehom with his noble pursuit of changing the world and taking Chinese music to
a whole new level, or jay Chou whose appeal for me lies purely in the catchiness
of his songs. No, not S.H.E. their appeal ; especially in this album lies in the
comfort their songs bring to listeners. Immediately when you start listening to
this album, you're transported to a world where all your worries are left behind
as they teach you about the simple pleasures of life. This is S.H.E ; the most
famous BFFs in the Chinese music industry who go back to the basics for their
most recent album <flowery> ; their appeal so enticing but yet subtle that
its become obvious why these singing sisters are so popular.
Hi all , this is going to be a new addition to Asian pop weekly's nuggets of news blog . I was just listening to the radios top 40 and just thought , why don't I create my own top 40 of my favourite most recent songs to share with you guys? So I did ! These songs are constantly on my Now Playing list and I hope you guys appreciate them too. song translations are available next to each song!
Asian pop weekly's top 40 (December 2012)
01.白安：是什么让我遇见这样的你 (bai Ann : what is it that allowed me to find you)
02.张韶涵：淋雨一直走 (Angela Chang: walking in the rain)
03.严爵；火上加油 (Yen-J: add oil to the fire)**
04.郭静：我们都能幸福着 (Claire kuo: we can all be happy)
05.梁心颐：不敢哭 (Lara liang:afraid to cry)
06.萧敬腾：爸爸 (Jam Hsiao : Pa Pa)
07.小宇：再一次 (Xiao Yu: one more time)
08.王力宏：十二生肖 (Wang leehom: 12 zodiacs)
09.方大同：爱立刻 (Khalil fong: love instantly)
10.杨丞琳：离开动物园 (rainie yang : leaving the zoo)
11.韦礼安：印象派 (William Wei: impressionist)
12. 张云京：小女孩 (Jing Chang: little girl)
13.梁文音：黄色夹克 (Rachel liang: yellow jacket)
14.S.H.E:还我 (S.H.E: give it back)
15. dream Girls: Dying for Love
16.曹格：谁来陪我唱完这首歌 (Gary chaw:who will accompany me to finish singing this song)
17.梁心颐，Gary yang：黑色静态 (Lara liang , Gary yang: black static state)
18.杨丞琳：想幸福的人 (rainie yang: wanting happiness)
19.林宥嘉：I wish you love (yoga Lin: I wish you love)
20.黄美珍：途中 (Jane Huang: journey)
21.家家：忘不记 (jia jia : unforgettable)
22.A-Lin:幸福了 然后呢 (A-Lin: we are happy what next)
23.倪安东：Wake Up (Anthony Neely: Wake up)
24.林凡：痛痒 (freya lin: their primary concern)
25.曲碗廷：drenched (Wanting Qu: drenched）
26.梁文音：心里的孩子 (Rachel liang: the inner child)
27.范玮琪：宝贝我们都不哭 (Fan fan: baby we both shouldn't cry)
28.梁静茹：爱久见人心 (fish leong : love will reveal a persons heart)
29.S.H.E:心还是热的 (S.H.E: heart is still warm)
30.王心凌：变成陌生人 (Cyndi Wang: becoming strangers)
31.蔡依林：我 (jolin tsai: me)
32.严爵：单细胞 (Yen-j: unicellular)
33.韦礼安：累 (William Wei: tired)
34.萧敬腾：Marry Me (jam hsiao: marry me)
35.陈芳语：爱你 (Kimberley Chen: love you)
36.曹格：不好吗 (gary chaw: is this not good?)
37.萧亚轩：Super Girl (elva hsiao: super girl)
38.wanting qu:在我歌声里 (wanting qu: in my voice)
39.周杰伦：明明就 (jay Chou: its obvious)
40.mixion:爱你为什么 (mixion: why do I love you)
A place where you can get quick updates on your favourite Asian Artists! If you have any updates as well feel free to share them with me!
** If there are any particular lyrics/pinyin from artists that you would like up here don't hesitate to just comment on any of the posts!